Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Boone, Jemima -- Captivity
Boone, Jemima -- Captivity
John D. Shane interview with Josiah Collins, ca. 1840s: <Fanny Calloway's statement, as made to me, of the capture of the three young ladies. . . . The Indians seeing them, had gathered flowers, such as they thought would please them, & stuck them in the bank near the water to decoy them to land, it did so. They run the canoe to shore, & got out to gather the flowers. The indians closed in upon them & made them prisoners, telling them that if they hallooed, they would tomahawk them instantly.> At the rescue: <The 3 girls were sitting, looking on at the indians spitting up their meat. One in particular, big indian called Big Jimmy was spitting up meat on the side opposite to them. Fanny looked at him to see how he fixed his meat. She saw the blood burst out of his breast before she heard the gun. Other guns were fired & killed another inaidn. There were 18 white men, the girls inmmediately rose up and run to them.> 12CC75

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